A meeting with some of the original settlers in Rathcairn Gaeltacht on its 50th anniversary.
'Féach' visits the Rathcairn Gaeltacht when it is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Irish speaking families from Connemara had been resettled in County Meath in 1935 and given farms and houses by the Land Commission. As well as providing a better quality of life to the migrants, the initiative was designed to help stop the decline of the language by creating an Irish-speaking community in a new location. How successful was it?
Colm Ó Conghaile says it was easier for the young people than the old, moving to such a different environment, but they got on well there. Nora Bean Uí Chofaigh remembers what it was like to have to go to an English-speaking school.
Fuair Ráth Cairn stádas oifigiúil mar Ghaeltacht i 1967. Tá cúrsaí Gaeilge ar fáil ann anois do dhaoine fásta chomh maith le páistí.
A 'Féach' report from 15 April 1985. The reporter is Mícheál Ó hUanacháin.